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John

John

John Scritchfield spends his days wrangling three future readers and his nights wearing costumes and pretending to hit people with blunt weaponry. There is very little money it. He holds an MFA in Acting, which he puts to use by teaching at a Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan and as the Creative Director for the Calvin Theatre CompanyIn his free time, he enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons, reading, writing, and spending time with his wife, three children, and two cats (Jasnah and Vin). Oh, he's also the new Booknest Admin.

 

At its heart, the Dragonslayer of Edgewhen by Jason A. Holt is a tale about a small group of people from different backgrounds coming together to overcome something bigger than themselves…it’s dragons. Surprise.

Take Alice in Wonderland and any one of its darker variants and set them on a collision course with each other. Throw in some of the woodland cast of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and C.S. Lewis’ the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. For good measure, toss in a few Arthurian legends, a smattering of hard language, a bottle of whiskey, some epic violence, and then blend until chunky. Serve cold. Thus is born Phil Tucker’s Throne.

When I finished The Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie back on December 31, 2017, I was left with such a hollow feeling in my gut that I put off reading the sequel trilogy for over a year. Then when A Little Hatred was announced, I knew I needed to finally dive back into the First Law world, and I am so glad I did.